abnormal curvature of the spine resulting in a hump
Origin of kyphosisModern Latin ; from Classical Greek kyph?sis ; from kyphos, a hump, hunch ; from Indo-European an unverified form keubh- ; from base an unverified form keu-, to bend, arch from source hip, hump
Abnormal rearward curvature of the spine, resulting in protuberance of the upper back; hunchback.
Origin of kyphosisGreek k&umacron;ph&omacron;sis, from k&umacron;phos, bent.
- (pathology) An abnormal curvature of the spine, causing a hunchback.
From Ancient Greek κύφος (kuphos, “humpback, bent”) + -osis